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Border Animal Rescue: Emergency Medical Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

This Emergency Medical Grant in the amount of $500 helped us to pay for the veterinary care of foster cat Sir Lou, who had to have a rear leg amputated. The surgery and related vet expenses were more than $1,800, so this grant was a huge help.

As a rescue organization, we tend to have sick, injured, and vulnerable animals in our care, and we can only help as many animals as our funds allow. We are lucky to receive discounted care at some of our local veterinarians, but of course vet costs are our highest expense by far. This grant allowed us to help a cat who was in great need.

How many pets did this grant help?


Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

This Emergency Medical Grant helped a foster cat we named Sir Lou. Sir Lou was found outdoors with a terrible injury to one of his legs. His back leg appeared to be crushed (the people who found him thought he might have been shot).

When we received the call to help this friendly outdoor cat, we immediately went and got him and took him to a local vet. The diagnosis was that Sir Lou’s leg was necrotic and needed to be amputated as soon as possible.

Luckily, he had no other serious injuries or infections. Sir Lou got his leg amputated, received other needed medical care, and was neutered, vaccinated, and FIV/FeLV tested. He recovered in foster care and we found him to be a social boy with a big personality. He got along well with the people and other cats in his foster home. And he did not seem to be hampered in any way by having one less leg!

We featured a video of him on our Facebook page for Giving Tuesday. We put him up for adoption, and in the end, the people who found him adopted him, and he is now a happy indoor kitty. Thank you, Petfinder Foundation!

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